We are Activate Selma, a group of residents, volunteers, and business owners in Selma, North Carolina, revitalizing and uplifting our beloved rail community and all it has to offer!

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Selma, NC will go head-to-head with fifteen other US cities in the 9th Annual Strongest Town Contest and voting begins Monday, March 4.

In this bracket-style voting tournament, Selma will compete for the “Strongest Town” title by shining a national spotlight on its progress toward safety, financial resiliency, housing, and transportation. 

Cast your vote for Selma starting Monday, March 4 at strongesttown.com

Competitors will advance over five rounds, based on weekly voting periods. One champion will be  honored at the Strong Towns National Gathering, with two representatives flown in and presented  with an award. Strong Towns will also create a short documentary film about the winning city. 

Here’s how voting works. In the first round, Selma, NC will compete with three other cities in a special category, “Progress in Public Engagement.” Then, all cities will advance to Round 2, where they will compete head-to-head and advance weekly based on votes collected during that period: 

Round 1 - Meet Your Contestants (March 4-8)
Round 2 - Sweet Sixteen (March 11-15)
Round 3 - Elite Eight (March 18-22)
Round 4 - Final Four (April 1-5)
Round 5 - Championship (April 8- 12)

The Champion will be announced on Monday, April 15.

What do previous contest winners have  in common? They put people first. Selma, NC does too and there is every reason to WIN this year!!  


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